Agreement to Boost
by Associated Press
SEATTLE -- Washington state has entered an agreement with three federal agencies that would add $40.5 million to protect and restore important habitat for Columbia River salmon.
The partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration and the Bureau of Reclamation was announced Friday. It would nearly double the money available for work on the Columbia River estuary.
The estuary is a critical nursery for juvenile salmon on their way to sea.
BPA is seeking public comments on the agreement through May 4.
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